THE Fiji Residents side is working on getting the basics right ahead of the Battle of the Bati challenge against the New South Wales Country tomorrow at Albert Park in Suva.
Under the guidance of Fiji National Rugby League development officer Sale Tubuna, the team had their first training session yesterday.
Tubuna said they would work on their defence and game plan today before the showdown tomorrow.
"We concentrated on getting the basics right during the training session today (yesterday). The basics training also helped in the team bonding as it is important for the players to know each other's style of play before the game," he said.
"The most important thing is to gel the players together and get the combination working and I think we will be able to achieve this before the game.
"We just need to work on the defence and game plan, which we will do during our remaining two training sessions tomorrow (today)."
The Fiji Residents side was named last week and Tubuna said they had selected players who could fit perfectly in their game plan.
Meanwhile, Tubuna said the NSW Country which had local players based in Australia, would be tough to overcome.
He said the Fiji Residents needed to play a strong defensive game to shut them down.
"These local boys have been playing in overseas and definitely have learnt a lot. We need to work on our game plan to shut them down."
The Fiji Residents-NSW Country game will kick off at 2pm. Entry to the game is free.
Fiji Residents: Samuela Kunanitu (East), Ilaitia Volavola (West), Timoci Yauvoli (West), Apisai Masikerei (East), Everi Lewamoci (West), Roger Qoro (West), Apisai Nabou (West), Atunaisa Turagaiviu (East), Erami Rayavato (Wes), Tikiko Noke (West), Eminoni Nasilasila (East), Joseva Vetaukula (West), Netava Rarokoliwa (West), Sikeli Bobo (West), Semisi Qoro (West), Ilisavani Jegese (West), Jone Marawa (West), Aminiasi Yaroi (West), Kitione Rasotale (West), Seruvi Ralulu (West).